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Wishing you a happy holiday season and a joyful 2016!
Season's greetings from the team at HalTech Regional Innovation Centre.

Please be advised that our office will be closed from 
December 23, 2015 and reopening January 4, 2016.

Special Notice
Python's Pit deadline is fast approaching. Apply by January 7, 2016 for your chance to win $20K for your startup! 

HalTech's Upcoming Events
Get On Board With HalTech 
Information Session coming to Burlington
Tuesday January 19, 2016  6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Halton Hive, 901 Guelph Line, Burlington ON
HalTech provides Technology Entrepreneurs the tools you need to move your good ideas and product innovations into viable, growth ready businesses. Learn the "who, what, why & how" of our business innovation program, HEAT. If you're committed to reaching your business goals in 2016, attend our information session and find out how we can help.

New! 2016 HalTech Workshop: 
Starting Lean: Business Model Canvas

2 workshop sessions, 4 hours each
"The purpose of a startup is to search for a scalable and repeatable business model," says Steve Blank. At its most basic level, your business model illustrates how your new venture will make money.
Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. In this two-part workshop series, we follow Steve Blank's methodology and introduce startups to Osterwalder's Business Model Canvas and the analytical process required to validate their business model. The workshops are highly interactive and all participants will be able to design their own business model during the series. 
Session 1 - Designing your business model
Wednesday January 27, 2016 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Session 2 - Validating you business model
Thursday February 4, 2016 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Cost is $100
HalTech clients are entitled to a refundable deposit when they register under the "ONE Client Refundable Deposit", and must attend both workshops.

New! 2016 HalTech Pitch Camp: 
Pitching to Investors

2 sessions, 4 hours each
Session 1 - What do investors want to know?
Wednesday February 17, 2016   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
In this session, participants will focus on gathering and structuring the information required to effectively engage with investors. 
Session 2 - Creating your pitch.   
Wednesday February 24, 2016   5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
This session will focus on creating a powerful narrative and pitch by applying the principles of storytelling. 
Entrepreneur's Toolkit Workshops are experiential, hands-on workshops facilitated by experienced entrepreneurs. The workshops offer 
ventures tools, mentoring and peer feedback to solve specific problems and develop essential business components. In each four-hour session you will generate a deliverable that you will use frequently in the business development process.
Cost is $100
HalTech clients are entitled to a refundable deposit when they register under the "ONE Client Refundable Deposit", and must attend both sessions.

Spotlight: HalTech ACCELERATE Client
Daniel Christian Tang

The uniquely intricate designs of the Daniel Christian Tang (DCT) jewelry collection called Morfologi, transcends the realm of traditional jewelry. By coupling architectural modeling software with 3D Printing Technology, the DCT team have created five distinct Morfologi designs: HIVE, WAVEMAKER, GRID, FLOW, and DIAMOND.
Like many young startups, Daniel Christian Tang encountered some key business challenges such as market positioning and securing seed funding. As a HalTech HEAT program client, they were assisted by HalTech's  Entrepreneur-in-Residence who advised them on product branding, strategic planning, and made valuable introductions to contacts in the luxury jewelry market. 
The results of Daniel Christian Tang's hard work and HalTech's business advising are starting to pay off: they received a surge of media interest from Elle and Flare magazines, Globe & Mail news and Futurera. Moreover, DCT won the title of "Top Emerging Jewelry Brand" at the Canadian Arts & Fashion Awards, which caught the attention of E-talk Canada's media correspondents who will wear their jewelry at the 
2016 Oscars
With the holiday season upon us, it's a great time to check out the unique Morfologi jewelry collection at Daniel Christian Tang.

Does your technology startup need help with a business challenge? Then check out the HalTech HEAT program for our premium business consulting services.
Contact us at

Halton Happenings
Oakville Chamber of Commerce:
Mental Health in the Workplace
Wednesday January 6, 2016  7:30 am to 9:00 am
Join Dr. Ian Dawe, Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto and the Physician-in-Chief at Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences, for an introduction to the complex issue of mental health 
in the workplace. 

Innovation Guelph: Ignite, Empower, Innovate Conference 2016

March 8 & 9, 2016

Attend an evening reception on March 8th. and a full day conference, March 9th., with creative workshops, speakers, panels and much more. 

News From Our Partners
City of Burlington Assisting 
Syrian Refugees

The City of Burlington anticipates about 30 families will settle within their community. Residents and organizations looking to support the City of Burlington's Syrian refugee efforts can now register at

Town of Oakville Wins International Economic Development Awards

The Town of Oakville is at the forefront of economic development, recently winning two awards at the 2015 International Economic Development Council 
(IEDC) Annual Conference.

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